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Marriages held at The Bevis Marks Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, London (1701-1900)

The Bevis Marks Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in London was built in 1701 and is the oldest still in use in England. This Congregation has published several volumes of its records.

The Library of the Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem only holds 2 volumes:

  1. Abstracts of the Ketubot or marriage-contracts of the Congregation from earliest times until 1837. Board of Elders of the Congregation; Oxford: printed at the University Press, 1940-1949.
  2. Abstracts of the Ketubot or marriage-contracts and of the civil marriage registers of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Congregation for the period 1837-1901 with an introduction and index by G.H. Whitehill. London: Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation and the Jewish Historical Society of England, 1973

In view of authorship copyright, the present index only shows the surnames of the couples, the number of times the surname is recorded and the period covered by the volume in which they were found. There are 1,407 names indexed. Some references to the surnames have been added for facilitating the search in the books.


We acknowledge the tremendous contributions and lifelong dedication of Mathilde Tagger, z"l who made this index available. For many years, and right until her untimely death, Mathilde Tagger was a very close friend and collaborator with Jeff Malka. Together they worked to promote Sephardic genealogy research and educate the public about its enormous potential.

In addition, we express our grateful appreciation to Dr. Jeff Malka for his monumental ongoing effort to collect and make accessible Sephardic genealogical information, and for his generosity in contributing his extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen.

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The Marriages held at The Bevis Marks Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, London (1701-1900) can be searched by via the JewishGen United Kingdom Database, and the JewishGen Sephardic Collection.

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